AfterHours book club

Register for any of our virtual events here.

The book club is open to regular clock-work attendees or occasional drop-ins alike. No sign-up is needed, no purchases are necessary, just stop by ready to discuss the latest read.

The selections vary in genre and length. They are often tie-in reads with the Washtenaw Reads winning selection, the Midwest Literary Walk, and even high school favorites.

It’s always fun!

Upcoming meetings:

July 21 – ‘Leonard and Hungry Paul’ by Ronan Hession – in person but please still sign up via Eventbrite for address and weather updates

August 18 – ‘A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II’ by Sonia Purnell in person but please still sign up via Eventbrite for address and weather updates

September 15 – ”Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef’ by Gabrielle Hamilton – in person or virtual TBD

Past selections:

Island of Sea Women‘ by Lisa See (June, 2021 – with author visit)

‘Kindred’ by Octavia Butler (May, 2021)

I am I am I am‘ by Maggie O’Farrell (April, 2021)

The Book of Delights‘ by Ross Gay (March, 2021)

‘My Sister, the Serial Killer’ by Oyinkan Braithwaite (February, 2021)

‘The Paying Guests’ by Sarah Waters (January, 2021)

All America Boys‘ by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely and ‘Long Way Down‘ by Jason Reynolds (December, 2020)

Heat and Light‘ by Jennifer Haigh (November, 2020)

‘Margaret the First‘ by Danielle Dutton (October, 2020)

Braiding Sweetgrass‘ by Robin Wall Kimmerer (September, 2020 – in-person outdoor meetup)

Bowlaway‘ by Elizabeth McCracken (August, 2020 – in-person outdoor meetup)

Turn of the Key’, by Ruth Ware (July, 2020 – in-person outdoor meetup)

Gingerbread, by Helen Oyeyemi (June, 2020 – virtual meeting)

Small Great Things, by Jodi Picoult (May, 2020 – virtual meeting)

Fever, 1793, by Laurie Halse Anderson (April, 2020 – virtual meeting)

The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother’s Life in the Detroit Numbers, by Brigett Davis (March 2020)

Reading Lolita in Tehran, by Azar Nafisi (February, 2020)

Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier (January, 2020)

The Library Book, by Susan Orlean (December, 2019)

Dear America, by Jose Antonio Vargas (November, 2019)

Mardi Link True Crime author visit (October, 2019)

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, by Ken Kesey (September, 2019)

I See You, by Clare Mackintosh (August, 2019)

The Song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller (July, 2019)

There, There, by Tommy Orange (June, 2019)

Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison (May, 2019)

Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee (April, 2019)

Always Running, by Luis J. Rodriguez (March, 2019)

The Glass Universe, by Dava Sobel (February, 2019)

The House of the Spirits, by Isabel Allende (January, 2019)

The Reluctant Fundamentalist, by Mohsin Hamid (November, 2018)

Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah (September, 2018)

Bird Box, by Josh Malarian (July, 2018)

The Fifteen Lives of Harry August, by Claire North (May, 2018)

Books for Living, by Will Schwalbe (April, 2018)

Tell the Wolves I’m Home, by Carol Rifka Brunt (March, 2018)

Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi (January, 2018)

Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren (November, 2017)

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, by Anthony Marra (September, 2017)